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1774 Rhode Island Census Project: Bristol

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This page is part of the 1774 Rhode Island Census Project.

Introduction

Bristol was settled around 1680 as part of Plymouth Colony and was later part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In 1747, parts of the Province were ceded to Rhode Island, including Bristol.

Bristol is unique in having a much older census taken 11 February 1688/9. It will be interesting to compare the two census for continuity of households.

The original 1774 census pages from 1774 have not been digitally imaged (or at least, such images are not online), so the official source for the Bristol census records adopted by this project is the transcription of Robert Niles published in the September 2007 issue of Rhode Island Roots.[1] (Note: this transcription is on the American Ancestors website, but can be accessed free of charge by registering for a guest account.)

The following are transcriptions of the Bristol census pages, along with links to the corresponding profiles.

Warning: some of the classifications and terminology used is anywhere from innapropriate to offensive by modern standards. To preserve historical accuracy, the original terms are presented as they were in the original census documents.

The first column gives the name of the head-of-household exactly as it is written in Robert Niles's transcription. The next twelve columns provide the distribution of household members into different categories, with only counts of people in each category. The twelve categories are, in order:

  1. white males above 16
  2. white males under 16
  3. white females above 16
  4. white females under 16
  5. Indian males above 16
  6. Indian males under 16
  7. Indian females above 16
  8. Indian females under 16
  9. black males above 16
  10. black males under 16
  11. black females above 16
  12. black females under 16

The final column gives a link to the profile of the head-of-household, when available, and otherwise shows the individual's name in red.

The Bristol census was not alphabetized, meaning that groupings of neighboring families can sometimes be evidence of familial links between the families.

Page 1

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Daniel Bradford Esqr 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Daniel Bradford
Prisilla Bradford Widdow 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Priscilla (Wiswall) Bradford
Benjamin Bosworth 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Bosworth
Peter Church 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Peter Church
Nathaniel Cary 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 Nathaniel Cary
Nathaniel Pearse Junr 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Nathaniel Pearse
Caleb Thurber 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Caleb Thurber
Jonathan Peck 2 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   0 Jonathan Peck
Ebenezar Blake 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Ebenezer Blake
William Throope 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Throop
Esther Throope 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Esther Throop
Berned Hill 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Barnard Hill
Caleb Salsbery 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Caleb Salisbury
Jeremiah Finney 2 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Finney
Elizabeth Cob Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Elizabeth Cob (widow of Jacob Cobb?)
Robert Jolls 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Robert Jolls
John Coomer 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   0   1   0 John Coomer
Sarah Kinnicut Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   0   0   0 Sarah (Bosworth) Kinnecutt
John Throope 1 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Throope
Thomas Champlin 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Champlin
Samuel Throope 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Throope
Simon Burr 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Simon Burr
Mehetabel Jolls Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3   1   1 Mehitable (Ormsby) Jolls
Ebenezar Jolls 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Ebenezer Jolls
John Jolls 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Jolls
Nathan Munro 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathan Munro
Oliver Wesh 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Oliver West
Isaac Chase 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Isaac Chase
Nathaniel Fales Esq 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1   0   0   0 Nathaniel Fales
Timothy Fales 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Timothy Fales
Nathaniel Fales Junr 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Nathaniel Fales
William Bosworth 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Bosworth
William Bosworth Junr 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Bosworth
Levi Salsbery 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Levi Salisbury
James West 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James West
Samuel West 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel West
Joseph Reynolds Junr 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Reynolds
Joseph Reynolds Senr 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   1 Joseph Reynolds
David Richarson 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 David Richardson
John Smith 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Smith
William Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Wilson
Lennox Bullock 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Lennox Bullock
William Hardding 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Harding
John Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Willson (brother of Jeremiah and David?)
Shearjashub Bourn Esqr 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   2   0 Shearjashub Bourne
Shearjashub Bourn Junr 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Shearjashub Bourne
William Holmes 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Holmes
Richard Pearse 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Richard Pearse
James Diman 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 1   1   0   0 James Diman
Ichabod Cary 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0   0   0   0 Ichabod Cary

Page 2

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Jeremiah Willson 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Wilson
Thomas Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Wilson
Nathaniel Church 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Church
Joseph Lynsey 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Lindsey
Benjamin Bosworth 3d 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Bosworth
Loring Peck 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Loring Peck
Jeremiah Diman 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Diman
John Norris 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Norris
John West 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John West
John Barrows 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Barrows
Sarah Allen 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sarah (Allen) Miller
John Gladding 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Gladding




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